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#Nigel Carolan

# nigel-carolan - Friday 26 February, 2016

Class captain Ryan leads terrific Ireland U20 comeback in away win over England

Ireland came back from 20 – 6 down to win 20 – 26.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

'It hurts when he tackles': No fear over Dillane's physicality ahead of likely Twickenham debut

Connacht’s bruising lock has been 24th man so far in this tournament, but injury means he is next in line for the number 19 shirt next time out.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 13 February, 2016

'At some stage we have to start doing, rather than just trying to learn all the time'

Nigel Carolan frank as Ireland U20s fall to a second successive defeat.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Experience in the front row, first taste for the rest of Ireland under 20s

Ireland’s fourth previously-capped player Jacob Stockdale has been retained by Ulster for Pro12 duty.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Munster centre Kiernan aims to make his own name with Ireland U20s

The 19-year-old UCC man has a father who has gone down in Irish rugby history.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 1 February, 2016

Leinster's promising Ryan the latest Ireland U20s captain from Michael's

The 19-year-old has shown rich promise in his burgeoning career.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Ireland U20s coach Carolan hoping to see more follow Ringrose's path

The latest U20 squad has several promising forwards.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 25 January, 2016

Four players return as Carolan names beefy Ireland U20s Six Nations squad

Leinster lock James Ryan will captain a squad that includes some big forwards.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Six of the best: Terry Kennedy scored a hat-trick in each half of Ireland U20's rout today

Nigel Carolan’s men were too good for a Leinster development XV today.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Three more homegrown prospects have signed senior Connacht contracts

Rory Parata, James Connolly and Shane Delahunt have all secured senior deals with the province.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Ireland U20 suffer first loss of World Cup as New Zealand pull clear in second half

Ireland will now take on Wales for the right to contest the 4th/5th place play-off.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

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Here's how Argentina U20s (almost) upset New Zealand last time out

Ireland will have to lull them in to a false sense of security without conceding four brilliant tries tomorrow.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland U20s look to recover from 'shaky start' with four changes to XV

Nigel Carolan has brought Connacht wing Ciaran Gaffney back in after his ankle injury.

Analysis: Room to improve for Ireland at World U20 Championship

Nigel Carolan’s talented squad were close to a strong performance in testing conditions in Italy.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Catch up on Ireland's thrilling last-gasp win in the World U20 Championship

Nigel Carolan’s men needed a late, late penalty to clinch victory against Argentina.

# nigel-carolan - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

4 players who stood out during the Ireland U20s' win over Argentina

Sam Arnold, Alex Thompson, Joey Carbery and Jacob Stockdale all looked good.

# nigel-carolan - Monday 27 April, 2015

Some of the best young backs in the world will be in the Ireland team at the U20 World Cup

Head coach Nigel Carolan has selected a strong squad for the tournament in Italy.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs

We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 21 March, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s' defeat to Scotland last night

Stephen Fitzgerald was the pick of the Ireland team on a disappointing evening.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 20 March, 2015

Ireland U20s mauled by Scotland to end Six Nations in disappointment

Nigel Carolan’s side paid the price for an error-strewn display in which their set-piece struggled.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 13 March, 2015

Ireland's U20s were slayed by a moment of magic in Wales tonight

It’s all over bar the shouting for Nigel Carolan’s men.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Two Connacht prospects have been brought into the Ireland U20s team for Wales

Wing Ciaran Gaffney returns from injury for Nigel Carolan’s side, while Cian Romaine also starts.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 28 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s home defeat to England

We were impressed by an Irish prop, centre and hooker.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 27 February, 2015

Disappointing Donnybrook evening for Ireland U20s as England victorious

Nigel Carolan’s men lost for the first time in the 2015 Six Nations.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Dardis and Ireland U20s aiming to replicate Schmidt's senior set-up

The exciting fullback explains how Leinster training sessions have helped his development.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Tyrrell cleared, Carolan sticks to winning plans - Here are the Ireland Women and U20 teams

The Women and the Wolfpuppies will hope to get the weekend off to a perfect start.

# nigel-carolan - Sunday 15 February, 2015

3 players who stood out in Ireland U20s thrilling victory over France

Two products of the Exiles system did damage to the French, while Ireland’s out-half was exceptional.

# nigel-carolan - Saturday 14 February, 2015

Impressive out-half Ross Byrne thriving on Ireland U20s' freedom to play

Impressive out-half Ross Byrne thriving on Ireland U20s' freedom to play

The UCD playmaker was man of the match in yesterday’s win against France.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 13 February, 2015

Thrilling Ireland U20s show potential with superb four-try win over France

Nigel Carolan’s side impressed in attack as man of the match Ross Byrne directed the show.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Carolan makes two changes to exciting Ireland U20s side for French test

The Irish head coach has opted for a new face in midfield, while being forced into a change on the wing.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 6 February, 2015

Ireland U20s off to impressive Six Nations start with seven-try win in Italy

Nigel Carolan’s men mastered the testing conditions in Biella to outclass the home side.

McCarthy excited to release star-studded Ireland U20s backline

The UCD scrum-half is captain of Nigel Carolan’s side, who face Italy this evening.

# nigel-carolan - Thursday 5 February, 2015

6 exciting prospects to watch out for in the U20 Six Nations

We’ve picked out a player from each of the six teams ahead of this weekend’s first round.

# nigel-carolan - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'Winning is not our primary focus' - Carolan drives development with Ireland U20s

The Connacht academy manager outlines the philosophy that will shape his Ireland U20s team.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Ringrose and seven others return for Ireland U20s Six Nations squad

Head coach Nigel Carolan has named an exciting squad, with the backline looking especially promising.

# nigel-carolan - Friday 10 October, 2014

Connacht's Carolan appointed Ireland U20s coach after Ruddock steps down

The Grand Slam-winning Welshman plans to focus his full attention on his job with Lansdowne.

# nigel-carolan - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Footballing talent Carty committed to furthering Connacht cause

The 22-year-old has pedigree in soccer and GAA, but the westerners have benefited from his choice to focus on rugby.